PrintOwners List FAQs

How do I subscribe to the PrintOwners list?
What does it cost to participate on the list?
How do I post a message to the PrintOwners list?
My message to the list bounced, and I got a message saying I wasn't a subscriber. But I get all the list messages -- why?
How do I unsubscribe from the list?
Why does the PrintOwners List need to know my address, phone number, and primary email address?
What is the PrintOwners list Sacred Trust?
When did the PrintOwners List begin?
Who manages the list?
Who pays the costs of operating the list and the website?



How do I subscribe to the PrintOwners list?

Subscribing is easy - simply visit the Join page and complete the subscription form. After clicking submit, a confirmation email will be sent to validate your email address. When you click the confirmation link in this email, your subscription is complete and you are now a member of the PrintOwners List.

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What does it cost to participate on the list?

The PrintOwners list is free. Members pay nothing to be a part of the list.

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How do I post a message to the PrintOwners list?

It's easy, and not complicated at all. All you do is send an email to printowners@printownerslist.com.
Your message should appear in a minute or two. (The list is unmoderated, but it sometimes takes a few minutes for the servers to refresh the messages being sent.)


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My message to the list bounced, and I got a message saying I wasn't a subscriber. But I get all the list messages -- why?

More than likely, you tried to send your message to the list using your primary email address but are subscribed to the list using a secondary or "alias" email address. Messages submitted to the list must be sent from exactly the same email address under which you subscribed. Our servers are bouncing your message because they don't recognize the email address it's coming from. We set it up this way for your protection and to ensure no spam goes through the list. If you wish to submit messages from more than one address, it can be arranged. Email the List Manager for details.

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How do I unsubscribe from the list?

To unsubscribe, click the Unsubscribe link in the navigation bar. In the gray box, enter your email address and click unsubscribe. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your desire to leave the list. Click the link in this confirmation email to validate your unsubscribe request. You will be removed from the list immediately.

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Why does the PrintOwners List need to know my address, phone number, and primary email address?

There are two reasons we need your personal information. First, we need to keep the list "pure." The PrintOwners list is intended exclusively for real owners of real printing firms. When a new member joins the list, we actually research their subscriber info to verify they are who they say they are. It's a simple way for us to keep out any vendors, sales reps, spies, mischief makers... or anyone else who isn't the owner of a printing firm. When we get email addresses for new members (like MR44D@aol.com or 8745414@gmail.com or printdevil@stratos.net) they could be just about anybody trying to join the list. We ask new members to provide the name of their printing firm, their street address, their city, state, ZIP, and phone number. With that little bit of information, we can easily verify if they are a legitimate and real owner of a printing firm.

Second, there are times when the list manager needs to contact everyone on the list, with some type of announcement or update. This is virtually impossible if you use an alias email address because the list manager's email could easily get lost among the 300-400 other PrintOwners list emails that arrive in your alias account each week.

Take a look at our privacy policy for more details on how we protect your personal information.

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What is the PrintOwners list Sacred Trust?

Have you ever seen the TV commercial, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"? Think about that commercial as you read about the Sacred Trust.

We share openly and candidly on the PrintOwners list because we trust that another list member will not share any part of our comment with an "outsider."

The discussions that occur daily on the PrintOwners list are considered to be a "private and confidential" conversation among list members. The Sacred Trust is an unwritten code of ethics that all members of the PrintOwners list agree to uphold and abide by. We acknowledge that some of the information discussed on the list is confidential, proprietary, and/or personal in nature -- and each of us agrees to protect and defend that confidentiality.

We are an online community of friends who agree to support, encourage, and help each other whenever possible. We understand that the information we openly share with each other will remain private among list members -- unless the person posting a comment or message provides their permission in advance. We also acknowledge that this is not a public forum, but rather a private forum where conversation is closely guarded against outside leaks.

The Sacred Trust is a code of confidentiality that is upheld by the personal integrity and character of each individual list member. Members who choose to violate the Sacred Trust by sharing information with outsiders will be asked to leave.

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When did the PrintOwners List begin?

It began in ancient history...at least as far as the internet is concerned. The PrintOwners List officially started operating on November 22, 1997.

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Who manages the list?

The List Manager for the PrintOwners List NPOA's Director of Communications, Armand Girard, armand@curryonline.com

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Who pays the costs of operating the list and the website?

The PrintOwners list is owned by the National Print Owners Association. All services and costs associated with operating the PrintOwners List are provided by NPOA.